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DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
The unit provides students with knowledge and clinical competencies in restorative dentistry in the following modules: (1) partial direct and indirect coronal coverage; (2) full coronal indirect coverage and crowns—fixed partial dentures (FPD); and (3) removable partial dentures.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) list the indications and contraindications of partial coronal coverage; explain the biomechanics principles of design and the clinical and technical stages associated with the fabrication of direct and indirect partial coverage restorations; perform tooth preparation for partial direct and indirect coronal coverage; take a physical and optical impression for partial coronal coverage; place direct partial coronal coverage restorations and assess the quality and insertion of the partial crowns returned from the laboratories
describe the indications and contraindications of fixed partial dentures; describe the indications and contraindications of fixed partial dentures; construct and insert temporary bridges; insert dental bridges and establish a maintenance program for patients and (2) describe the clinical and technical stages involved in removable partial dentures; describe the biomechanical role of the components of removable partial dentures; discuss the mechanical and chemical properties of the metals used for removable partial dentures; perform mouth preparation; record MMR in the partially edentulous patient; design removable partial dentures; adjust and insert removable partial dentures and establish a maintenance program for patients.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) complex coronal restorations clinical (failed component) Pass/Fail
; (2) complex coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures written examination (failled component); and (3) removable partial dentures written examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the complex coronal restorations clinical (failed component) Pass/Fail
and complex coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures written examination (failled component) components.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component(s).
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Victor Matsubara
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology; DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry; DENT4103 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT4104 Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry; DENT4105 Introduction to Cariology; DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry; DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control; DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
Co-requisites:
DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth; DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2; DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6); for school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3); for graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30)
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